[clug] HDD Recovery Services recommendations ?

Hugh Blemings hugh at blemings.org
Thu Mar 1 03:48:23 MST 2012


A friend of mine is in the unenviable situation of needing to get data 
recovered from two 1TB hard drives.  Yes, I know, backups, yes yes yes... :/

I've not sighted the drives myself but gather they're name brand USB 
external drives.  It's not clear to me if they are making horrible 
noises, or just not showing up on the machine they're connected to - 
clearly this represents two extremes of the depth of problem :(

The first port of call will be a careful inspection with some tools 
under Linux and not modifying anything on the drive.

If they end up needing to go the full forensic route, anyone had 
experiences good or bad with any of the Canberra based companies that 
advertise these services ?

Thanks for any suggestions,


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